Silas had always expected to find his fated mate early in life, like most pack leaders do. But as he nears his fortieth birthday, still single, he begins to accept that maybe he’s not meant to have a mate after all. When he finds an intruder in his territory, a young cop who smells human but also like everything he’s longed for, Silas can’t help but feel a spark of hope. Could this man be part shifter? Could he be Silas’s mate?
Cory’s conservative family believes shifters are evil, but when he meets Silas, he’s shocked by the pack leader’s gentleness and hit with feelings of desire beyond anything he’s ever experienced. All of Cory’s fantasies center around older men who take charge and take care of him, so when Silas asks if he needs a Daddy, all he can say is yes.
Torn between his family’s expectations and the pull he feels toward Silas, Cory knows he’ll have to give up his career if he follows his heart. Silas wants Cory, not fate, to decide if they should be together, so he fights his protective instincts. But an unexpected pregnancy forces their hands, and the two men have to figure out how to fit their lives together. And maybe have love at long last.
Love at Long Last is the first full story in the Trillium Creek series, but you can also enjoy the prequel short, Love at Lupine Bakery. This mm shifter mpreg story contain claws, fangs, knots, cuddling with cocoa and a definite HEA.
At its roots, Love at Long Last is a fated mates story with daddy kink and a significant age gap. This book is interesting because it manages to stay grounded enough in the real world to appeal to the nonshifter MPreg audience, while still offering the pack elements shifter readers expect. There’s a portrayal of a fully-pregnant man/birth scene, much like a lot of non-shifter books, but also a scene where the characters interact with one another as wolves. It’s an interesting mix.
Silas is a great character. His role as the pack’s alpha and his love for Cory felt genuine. But Cory’s character development was weaker. Part of this was due how soft the conflict between Cory and Silas felt in the beginning. Initially, Cory was worried about being with Silas because he wasn’t a full wolf. But eventually, it was revealed that he was worried about his role in the pack as the alpha’s mate. The second conflict made a lot more sense to me, and if it had been brought up earlier(or more fully explained), Cory’s decision to stay away from Silas would have felt more logical. But as it was, a lot of Cory’s reactions felt manufactured for the benefit of the plot until later on in the book.
As far as the sex goes, the MPreg/omegaverse kink was amazing. The way Silvia Violet writes knotting made my toes curl, and for that reason alone I’ll be reading the entire series. All of her sex scenes have a nice escalation and length. The heat sequence in this book was impressive. If you’re into cum kink or rimming, this is an excellent title to check out.
The first book in this series offered some incredible kitchen counter sex. So did this one. I’m hoping this means that there’s going to be counter sex in every book of the series? There’s also some semi-public sex that’s pretty hot.
The only problem with the sex was the daddy kink. It comes together in the end, but felt a little aimless at first. For MPreg daddy kink I’d recommend Daddy Wanted by Susi Hawke and Piper Scott or The Drummer’s Heartbeat by Giovanna Reeves. If you’re willing to venture outside of MPreg, Lynn Van Dorn’s Rule 47 is divine.
The HEA in the book was completely satisfying. Overall, I can’t wait for the next book!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Amy is a librarian and an author of MPreg romance. She reads MPreg primarily for the kink, so her reviews focus on the naughty bits. When she isn't writing or librarianing